What does this sign mean?
The red cross means no stopping, not even to pick up or set down passengers. The sign is used to indicate a 24-hour clearway or may be incorporated into other signs with the words "No stopping" (e.g. the "no stopping except local buses" sign at bus stops). On a 24-hour clearway, the prohibition of stopping applies only to the main carriageway. You may stop in a lay-by unless there are signs to say otherwise.
A 24-hour clearway does not have any special road markings, but there should be smaller repeater signs at approximately one mile intervals.
In Gateshead, the clearways are mainly located on primary traffic routes or major junctions such as the A184 Askew Road and Oakwellgate junction, so drivers should be vigilant in these situations.
Blue Badge holders
Your Blue Badge cannot be used when this restrictions is in place.
What happens if I park here?
Any vehicle parked when restrictions are in place may be issued with a Penalty Charge Notice. Because there are no permitted activities, no observation will be given and the Penalty Charge Notice will be issued immediately.